Guilin has a subtropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons. There is high humidity. Summer is humid and hot. Winter is cold and damp. Spring and autumn are short and warm. The weather is relatively mild and comfortable.
The annual precipitation is 1926 mm (80 inches). It rains all year. The rainy season is early summer. May and June are the wettest months with about 350 mm (14 in) each. November to March is relatively dry with about 50 mm (2 in) per month. Snow is rare.
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Weather: Spring is from March to May. There are frequent and sharp intervals of temperature changes. There is heavy humidity, and it becomes warmer with increasing rain. May is one of the wettest months.
Special seasonal highlights: On rainy days, the rivers, pinnacles and the city itself are shrouded in mist. This is especially enchanting. There are also several flower festivals like the Cherry Blossom Festival (click on the image for a video).
Clothing: Sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended. Wear summer clothes such as shorts, T-shirts and skirts. Take an umbrella.
Peak Season: Summer is the peak season. Hotels typically raise their rates, and more tourists fill the scenic spots.
Things to do: Inside Reed Flute Cave, which is a fascinating gallery of natural limestone formations, there is pleasant cool away from the outdoor summer heat. A leisurely stroll at Seven Star Park to see the giant pandas is also very relaxing.
Weather: Winter is from December to February. It rarely snows in Guilin, though it feels very cold with the dampness, especially in January. It can still be very pleasant when the sun is out. Low temperatures can approach zero (32 °F). On warm days, the thermometer can reach the high teens (60+ °F). There are sharp rises and falls of temperature within a few days.
Clothing: Prepare down jackets, thick jeans, sweaters, scarves and an umbrella. Locals wear thermal underwear all winter since there is no heating in most places.
Low season: Winter is the low season, so Guilin is less crowded. It is cheaper to travel.
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Guilin Climate Information by Month
- Guilin Weather in January
- Guilin Weather in February
- Guilin Weather in March
- Guilin Weather in April
- Guilin Weather in May
- Guilin Weather in June
- Guilin Weather in July
- Guilin Weather in August
- Guilin Weather in September
- Guilin Weather in October
- Guilin Weather in November
- Guilin Weather in December
Guilin Average Climate by Month
Guilin Average Monthly Temperatures
Guilin Average Monthly Precipitation (inches)
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Hi Chan Yada,
It is Christy from China Highlights, your travel advisor. I’m happy here to help you.
The weather in Guilin in Feb is from 8oC-13oC(45oF-55oF); It rarely snows in Guilin, though it feels very cold with the dampness. It can still be very pleasant when the sun is out. Please prepare down jackets, thick jeans, sweaters, scarves and an umbrella.
Is it your first time to Guilin? Have you booked hotel? Do you need us to arrange a tour for you? If you have any problem, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.Christy Luo Replied on 2013-01-04
Hi Krishna, it is a very good season to visit Guilin at that time, with comfortable weather and enchanting scenery.
We are more than pleased to arrange this tour for you. In order to give you an accurate quotation please let me know the number of people in your group and the class of hotels. Then we will send you a detailed itinerary.Whitney Liao Replied on 2012-11-02
October is a golden month for Guilin tour because it has good weather and flowers give out fragrance everywhere. The water level is around 2.5 meter and the ship sail normally everyday in Li River. Welcome to visit my beautiful hometown Guilin and please contact me by firstname.lastname@example.org should you have further question about Guilin tour. I could design a itinerary for you as your request.